Here’s a fun question that just popped up on the Twitter radar:
When does Romeo actually learn Juliet’s name?
From what I can see there’s no explicit moment at the party, just an exchange with the Nurse: Nurse
Her mother is the lady of the house,
And a good lady, and a wise and virtuous
I nursed her daughter, that you talk’d withal;
I tell you, he that can lay hold of her
Shall have the chinks.
There’s an argument to be made that Capulet can’t have that many daughters, and so it wouldn’t be hard for Romeo to realize who they were talking about. But it’s not like he says, “Oh, *that’s* Juliet?” He still calls her “a Capulet” as if she was a third cousin twice removed, and not the sole daughter of the head of Capulet house. There’s plenty of logical places where he could have learned it that Shakespeare just didn’t write down (overheard at the party, Benvolio told him, etc…) I also can’t find anyplace where Romeo was on stage and anybody called Juliet by name so he would have overheard it. I just like noting stuff like this when it comes up. Best I can tell, Romeo just starts calling her Juliet during the balcony scene, and I’ve got no idea when he figured out her name.